As temperatures near 100 degrees in the valley, more people are flocking up to the mountains where it’s a couple of degrees cooler and plenty of room to swim in Big Blue. The month kicks off with fireworks shows in Kings Beach on the 3rd and fireworks displays in Tahoe City and Incline Village on the 4th. Here are some things to do, see, and eat in North Lake Tahoe this summer:
A Snapshot of Red, White, and Tahoe Blue
Red, White, and Tahoe Blue is hosting five days of festivities in Incline Village June 30-July 4 with activities which include a community pancake breakfast, veterans recognition lunch at Aspen Grove, Wine and Cheese event, and ice cream eating contests. July 4 is an action-packed full day of events with veterans’ tribute, USAF para rescue training mission demonstration at Incline Beach, and the Sikorsky MH-60G/HH-60G Pave Hawk Landing Display and Rubber Duck Races to be held at Village Green. Despite what you may have heard, the fireworks show is a go and will start around 9:30pm near Village Green/Incline Beach area. For a full schedule of events and details, visit redwhitetahoeblue.com.
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Get Up Above Lake Tahoe with North Tahoe Watersports
North Shore Watersports has two locations in both Kings Beach (8398 North Lake Boulevard) and Tahoe City (700 North Lake Boulevard) where they rent out pedal boats, kayaks, SUPs, jet skis, and aqua cycle trikes, but they also can get you up above the water with its unique parasailing experience. Available to ages 2-92 at any level of bravery, USCG-certified captains pull you up to 800 feet in the air thanks to the help of a motorboat and giant sail. Glide above the lake and experience incredible views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding mountains as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. For more information, visit http://www.parasailtahoe.com.
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Try the Rocky Mountain Elk Burger at Bridgetender Tavern
For the past few weeks I’ve been in search for Tahoe’s best burgers and after much taste testing and deliberation, I have to say that the Rocky Mountain Elk Burger at Bridgetender Tavern and Grill (65 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City) is one of my top picks. I’ve also been a fan of the Blackened Chicken sandwich with mango salsa, but the six ounces of lean, healthy elk meat cooked medium-rare and served with Monterey jack cheese and blueberry BBQ sauce on the side has quickly become my new favorite. Its 15 beers on tap and a huge selection of wines by the glass or bottle can also perfectly complement a meal.
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Here’s to getting outdoors and staying cool this July!
— Kayla Anderson